Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: nd the site plans, written consent of the owner of the premises and such other pertinent data as may be required by the Building Official. 4.2 Permit for erection or installation No sign of any kind shall be erected, installed or constructed unless a permit therefor is obtained from the Building Official 4.3 Exemptions A permit shall not be required for any sign not exceeding 0.20 square meter of display surface nor for temporary signs for charitable, religious, and civic purposes duly authorized. This exemption shall not release the owner from responsibility for its design, construction, installation, maintenance and removal. 4.4 Removal/Alterations A sign with permit which was erected before the adoption of this Rule but not conforming hereto shall be given a grace period to conform dating from the receipt of notice as follows: a) Neon Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months b) All others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 months 4.5 Existing Signs 4.5.1 Existing signs without permit but conforming to the provisions of this Rule shall be allowed to remain provided the owner obtains a validating permit within 30 days from receipt of notice from the Building Official. 4.5.2 Existing signs without permit and non-conforming to the provisions of this Rule shall be altered to conform to this Rule. The owner shall secure the necessary permit not later than 60 days from receipt of notice from the Building Official. In case of failure to secure permit within the grace period the sign shall be removed by the owner. For failure of the owner to remove the sign, the Building Official shall cause the removal of the sign at the expense of the owner. 4.6 Maintenance Signs shall be maintained in a safe and presentable condition. Should a sign become, in the opinion of the Building Official, unsafe or an eyesore, the permute shall, upon notice from the Building Official, immediately restore the sign to a safe and satisfactory condition. For non-compliance with the notice, the Building Official shall restore the sign at the expense of the permittee. 4.7 Identification Signs shall bear the imprint of the permittee. 5. Design: 5.1 General. Signs and sign structures shall be designed and constructed to resist wind and seismic forces as specified in this Rule. All bracing systems shall be designed and constructed to transfer lateral forces tot he foundations. For signs on buildings, the dead and lateral loads shall be transmitted through the structural frame of the building to the ground in such manner as not to overstress any of the elements thereof. The overturning moment produced from lateral forces shall in no case exceed twothirds of the dead-load resisting moment. Uplift due to overturning shall be adequately resisted by proper anchorage to the ground or to the structural frame of the building. The weight of earth superimposed over footings may be used in determining the de...
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